MEDIA RELEASE: New directors add innovation punch to sustainability agency
2 March 2016
One of Australia’s leading sustainability agencies has taken its strategic experience to new heights within its senior ranks, with the appointment of Monica Bradley and Professor Andrew Griffiths to its Board of Directors.
Brisbane-based CitySmart today announced the appointments, which Chief Executive Officer Neil Horrocks says closely align with the agency’s goals.
“With these appointments, CitySmart has a world-class team of leaders who can drive our vision in a sector cascading with opportunities to develop sustainable ways to work and live,” Mr Horrocks said.
“Monica and Andrew will bring significant industry and commercial experience to the Board of Directors particularly with their combined strategic backgrounds.”
“Monica, a long-time advocate of CitySmart, will add a new layer of strategic insight to the organisation and Andrew’s deep sustainability experience will greatly enhance our positioning. We look forward to leveraging their expertise as CitySmart enters its next phase of growth and expansion.”
Monica Bradley is a sought-after international adviser and investor who helps companies grow, adapt and flourish in today’s digital economy. She currently serves as a Director of Purposeful Capital, a Non-Executive Director of Brisbane Marketing, a Non-Executive Director of B Lab Australia, as well as serving on a host of advisory boards in the innovation sector.
Professor Andrew Griffiths has outstanding credentials in the field of sustainability, as the Dean and Head of School of the UQ Business School and Chair in Business Sustainability and Strategy.
Prof Griffiths specialises in strategic issues relating to the pursuit of corporate sustainability and innovation. He is the Chair of the Premier’s Climate Smart Awards and Associate Director of the Global Change Institute. Ms Bradley and Prof Griffiths replace outgoing Board Director, Damian Morgan, Managing Director of Morgan Productions.
“We thank Damian for his guidance and contribution over the past six years, he has played an important role in CitySmart’s ongoing success” Mr Horrocks said.
During Damian’s tenure, CitySmart has delivered $25 million worth of projects, with over $290 million in projects in development.”
CitySmart was created by the Brisbane City Council to help make Brisbane Australia’s most sustainable city. The organisation works with business, community, industry and Government to develop partnerships that deliver economic benefits through addressing challenges in energy consumption, water, waste and transport.
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Andrew GriffithsDean of UQ Business School
Andrew is the Dean of UQ Business School and holds the Chair in Business Sustainability and Strategy. His areas of research include business strategy and climate change, corporate sustainability strategy, and risk and crisis management. He has written four books on the topic of sustainability and has had his work published in leading international journals, including The Academy of Management Review and the Journal of Management Studies. Andrew has worked with leading national and international organisations in the profit and not-for-profit sectors to help them develop and implement climate change response and integrated sustainability strategies.
Monica BradleyNon-Executive Director & Advisor
Monica is a sought-after international director, adviser and investor who helps companies grow, adapt and flourish in today's digital economy. She currently serves as a Director of Purposeful Capital, a Non-Executive Director of Brisbane Marketing and B Lab Australia, and is a founding member of the PWC Chair in Digital Economy, QUT.